Corinna Rossi, Director of the Italian Mission to Umm al-Dabadib and Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, General Manager of the Kharga Antiquities published a joint paper on the current situation of a series of archaeological sites that have never been properly investigated, and that are in danger of being damaged or even destroyed by neglect and modern activities. Thanks to IFAO, in particular to Laurent Bavay and to Sylvie Marchand, for supporting this publication, and to the Ministry of the Antiquities for their approval.